Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital chaplains play an essential role in providing for the spiritual and emotional support of a widely diverse population of patients, families and staff from all religions and cultures. The Department of Mission and Pastoral Care works as an integrated part of interdisciplinary care throughout the hospital. We approach our care in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person. Care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is also directed by The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Mission and Pastoral Care is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory Education (SES). Currently, the center offers full-time or extended Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units. The center does not offer half units.

How to contact ACPE:

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103,
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-320-1472, Fax: 404-320-0849
Email: [email protected]
www.acpe.edu

Current CPE programs include:

  • Full Time Summer Unit Internship
  • Part Time Extended Unit Internship
  • Full Time Residency Program
  • Full Time Supervisory Residency Program

We accept the standard CPE applications (PDF/DOC).  Applications should be emailed to the supervisor or mailed to the attention:

Rev. Donald W. Clem, Jr. (ACPE Supervisor and Coordinator of CPE)
[email protected] 
Phone: 202-444-4481

Please direct residency applications and inquiries to Rev. Donald W. Clem, Jr., ACPE Supervisor and Coordinator of CPE.

Please direct summer unit internships and extended unit internships applications and inquiries to Rev. Donald W. Clem, Jr., ACPE Supervisor and Coordinator of CPE.

  • Rev. Donald W. Clem, Jr. (ACPE Supervisor and Coordinator of CPE)
    • [email protected] 
    • Phone: 202-444-4481
    • 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 1 Main, Washington, DC  20007

Financial

Application Fee:

  • There are presently no application fees.

Deposit:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required upon acceptance into a non resident CPE unit to hold a place in that program.
  • The deposit will only be refunded if the CPE program is cancelled.

Tuition:

  • Tuition per individual unit is $950.00 for internships (Summer Unit Internship and Extended Unit Internship))
  • Second or subsequent consecutive units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are $475.00 (Summer Unit Internship and Extended Unit Internship))

We accept payment for tuition and deposit in the form of checks, cashier checks, and money orders. Credit card payments are not accepted.

Benefits

Internships (Summer Unit Internship and Extended Unit Internship):

  • Designated Holiday observations
  • $20.00 meal stipend for overnight on-call shifts

Residency:
Resident and Supervisory Education Student (SES), Senior Chaplain Resident

  • Tuition waived
  • Salary $30,000
  • Basic medical
  • 13 Holidays Days
  • 14 Vacation Days
  • Sick Leave
  • $20.00 meal stipend for overnight on-call shifts
  • Educational Resources

Summer Unit Internship, Extended Unit Internship, Residency, and Supervisory Education (SES):

  • Rev. Donald W. Clem, Jr. (ACPE Supervisor and Coordinator of CPE)

Name of Supervisor
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Mission and Pastoral Care
Main Hospital Building
First Floor
Attn: (Supervisor)
Washington, DC 20007

We encourage you to apply early if you are interested in any of our educational offerings. We conduct admissions on a rolling basis, and our programs often fill up well before their start dates. If you are planning to apply for one of our programs we strongly suggest that you apply no later than February 1st for the Residency Program; January 15th for the Summer Program; and May 1st for the Extended Unit program. The number of applicants who apply to each of our ACPE accredited programs far exceeds the number of available openings.

Internships

Internships vary based on unit (see below)

  • 1 Unit of CPE
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required upon acceptance into a non resident CPE unit to hold a place in that program.
  • Tuition per individual unit is $950.00 for internships
  • Second or subsequent consecutive units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are $475.00
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls

1. Summer Unit

  • May 31, 2017 to August 11, 2017 (July 4th is a holiday)
  • Full Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with overnight on-calls weekdays/weekends
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required upon acceptance into a non resident CPE unit to hold a place in that program.
  • Tuition per individual unit is $950.00 for internships 
  • Second or subsequent consecutive units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are $475.00
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls
  • 5 or 6 Interns

2. Extended Unit

  • October 3, 2017 to April 24, 2018 (Approximate)
  • Part Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, 5 hours of direct patient care per week; approximately 12 - 14 overnight on-calls weekdays/weekends
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required upon acceptance into a non resident CPE unit to hold a place in that program.
  • Tuition per individual unit is $950.00 for internships
  • Second or subsequent consecutive units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are $475.00
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls
  • 6 Interns

Residency

Residencies vary based on unit openings (see below)

  • Full Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with 2 to 6 overnight on-calls weekdays/weekends per month
  • No tuition fees
  • Salary
  • Basic medical
  • 13 holiday days
  • 14 vacation
  • Sick leave
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls

1st Year Residency

  • August 28, 2017 to August 24, 2018
  • 4 Units of CPE (No tuition)
  • Full Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with 2 to 6 overnight on-calls weekdays/weekends per month
  • No tuition fees
  • Salary (basic medical, 13 holiday days, 14 vacation, sick leave)
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls
  • 4 Residents

Supervisory Education Student (SES)

  • SES units align with the Summer Intensive Internship and Extended Unit Internship Calendar (see dates for Summer Intensive Internship and Extended Unit Internship)
  • Full Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with 2 to 6 overnight on-calls weekdays/weekends per month
  • No tuition fees
  • Salary (basic medical, 13 holiday days, 14 vacation, sick leave)
  • $20.00 meal stipend on overnight calls
  • 1 Senior Chaplain Resident